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How to Reclaim Your Pet

Dog Paw in Human Hand

To reclaim an animal in custody of Cabarrus County Animal Control you must provide:

  1. A valid ID
  2. Payment for all fines and fees
  3. Proof of rabies vaccination

Acceptable payment methods include: cash, credit card and local personal checks.

Dog Fines and Fees:

Fines for violation of the leash law in section 10-6 of the Animal Control Ordinances, the fines are:

  • 1st offense - $50
  • 2nd offense - $150
  • 3rd offense - $250

Cat Fines and Fees:

There is no leash law on cats, so there is no fine. However, you must pay boarding and vaccination fees.

Boarding Fees:

$10 per day per animal

Vaccination Fees:

$10 for dogs
$5 for cats
$10 rabies vaccine

Vaccinations administered case by case.

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